Besiktas confirm consulting Chelsea for academy project

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Beşiktaş youth football coordinator Emrah Bayraktar has confirmed that the club have consulted with Chelsea regarding developing the academy system.

Bayraktar did however, deny reaching an agreement with Chelsea over overseeing the clubs youth development program.

“We have not reached an agreement with Chelsea over youth development but we have consulted and held talks over improving and developing our system,” Bayraktar told TRT Sport.

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The Black Eagles were reported to have reached an agreement Chelsea to co-operate between the first teams, academies, training support and joint scouting projects earlier in the season.

Chelsea also took part in a charity fundraiser tournament with Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe in the summer for the Soma mining disaster fund.

Beşiktaş have also reached an agreement to play their inaugural game at the Vodafone Arena against Chelsea according to Fanatik.

The Blues unveiled their first football academy in Antalya, Turkey at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort.

The Chelsea FC Foundation has setup International Soccer Schools around far east Asia and Europe but the latest project was its first in Turkey.